Manitoba Hydro has maintained its position as one of the lowest-cost providers of electricity in Canada, and it's also a major distributor of natural gas in the province. Nearly all electricity Manitoba Hydro generates each year—about 98%—comes from self-renewing water power, a major asset to Winnipeg companies growing increasingly conscious of the ethical and economic benefits associated with having a low carbon footprint.
Nowhere is this commitment to reducing energy use more evident than in Manitoba Hydro Place itself, the crown corporation's new head office in downtown Winnipeg. The building was awarded a Platinum LEED rating in 2012 and uses about 70% less energy than typical office towers of its kind. Given its own recent record of success in this area, Manitoba Hydro is well-positioned to help other operations achieve similar results.
Join Grow in Winnipeg host Peter Jordan as he talks with Scott Thomson, Manitoba Hydro's president and CEO. Together, they highlight the advantages to area businesses of working with Manitoba Hydro's knowledgeable experts to reduce energy use and remain cost-competitive in the global marketplace. Unquestionably, Manitoba Hydro has become an essential partner to the local business community, investing nearly half a billion dollars annually in capital program refurbishment to ensure the availability of low cost, reliable energy well into the future.